Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


National Radio Midday Bulletin

Fiji Coup - Union Fiji Action - Fahey Sentenced - Parental Leave- Pill Subsidized - Health Strategy - Cigarette Demand - Oil Prices Drop - Vet Strike - Marine Reserve Denied - Lee Tribute To Barnes

FIJI COUP: The leaders of the Fiji coup appear to be rejecting the military proposal to appoint an interim military council to run the country. The coup leaders now say they want the military to hand over power to a civilian administration with George Speight as its prime minister.

UNION FIJI ACTION: The Council Of Trade Unions says it will seek the support of workers for bans on sending cargo to Fiji, but will not start action until the hostages are released.

FAHEY SENTENCED: The former Christchurch Deputy Mayor and former doctor Morgan Fahey has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to sex offences in Christchurch.

PARENTAL LEAVE: The Alliance Minister for Women’s Affairs Laila Harre says she sees no reason to put her Paid Parental leave Bill on hold after the Government announced it would review the Bill because of it’s likely impact on business.

PILL SUBSIDIZED: Women wanting the ‘morning after pill’ will pay less from today after the Government drug agency Pharmac said it would subsidize the medicine.

HEALTH STRATEGY: The government has released its Health Strategy today, which will be open for public submissions.

CIGARETTE DEMAND: The police say a demand for black market cigarettes played a part in 170 burglaries from dairies and shops in the greater Auckland area.

OIL PRICES DROP: Three of the major oil companies have dropped the price of petrol by two cents a litre.

VET STRIKE: The Meat Industry Association says meat plants may have to be closed if MAF vets go through with a two day strike planned for next Tuesday and Wednesday.

MARINE RESERVE DENIED: The High Court has dismissed an application for a judicial review of the Department of Conservation's decision last year to create a marine reserve near Gisborne.

LEE TRIBUTE TO BARNES: The leader of the Mana Motuahake party Sandra Lee has paid tribute to former unionist Jock Barnes who died today. Mr. Barnes was the union leader of the famous 1951 Waterfront Strike.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Commercial Scoop User? Help Scoop Survive (and Thrive!)

The ScoopPro licensing terms require that commercial users of pay a reasonable fee in order to access the Scoop site so that this same information remains free and accessible to the wider public regardless of their disposable income. More>>


Joseph Cederwall: Building a Community Newsroom

A combination of new technology, ideas, institutions and business models and a renewed energy and commitment by the Scoop team, means Scoop aims to be at the forefront of the development of this renaissance that we term ‘News 3.0’. More>>


Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>


UK Cabinet Backs Deal: Gordon Campbell On The Latest Roll Of The Brexit Dice

Brexit has left the British public looking like a nation of Wellington bus commuters. In both cases, the unholy mess bears no resemblance to what people were promised or the spin being used to justify it. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Democratic Leadership And Trump

On the big picture, the poll predictions were dead right. In the end, the Democratic Party won a clear victory in the House, and lost as expected in the Senate, where it had been defending at least 10 seats in regions that had voted heavily for Trump in 2016. More>>